Plumbing problems are not like the issues that can develop with your other home appliances. Since so much of the plumbing in your home is hidden from you, it can be very difficult to tell when your pipes start having problems. This is especially true of the most common plumbing problem: the leak. Leaks can cause quite a bit of damage to your home if they are left alone for long periods of time. So, it’s a good idea to recognize the signs that you may have a leak as soon as possible. Let’s take a look at some of those signs.
Loss of Water Pressure
If your water pressure starts dropping, it’s a signs that you may have a leak. The severity of the pressure decrease indicates how large the leak is. The more pressure loss you have, the larger the leak. If no water is coming out of your faucet at all, then you may have a pipe rupture. No matter how severe the pressure loss is, the best thing to do is to call a plumber and turn off your water.
If you have brown or red water coming out of your tap, it’s because there’s rust in your water. This is typically found in older homes, as iron pipes are far more prone to rust than more modern copper pipes. Even with iron pipes, though, rust should not be appearing in your water unless the pipe is severely oxidized. You may not have a leak just yet if you start seeing this discoloration, but you almost certainly will soon if the pipe isn’t replaced. Call a plumber right away.
If you think you may have a plumbing leak, call The Trusted Plumber. We provide leak detection services throughout Phoenix, AZ.